acceptance letter“For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis Assisi

The K Cancer Baseball Youth Advisory Executive Board Members do what they do because they care about local families who are battling childhood cancer. They give of themselves because it is the right thing to do and they know that if roles were reversed, they would want others to step along side them and their families.

Francis Assisi is quoted as saying that it is in giving that we receive. That is so true. When you look around you it is rare that you will find someone who is selfless that does not receive.

Recently, one of the Youth Advisory Executive Board Members applied to Bradley Universities Engineering Program. When they received their acceptance letter, there was an interesting line in the second paragraph. It read, “Because of your academic, Extra-curricular and community service accomplishments, the scholarship committee selected you to receive recognition from the Bradley University Scholarship Fund.” The college not only accepted him into their institution, but they were providing him with a sizable scholarship to attend.

To paraphrase Francis Assisi, “you are receiving because you are giving.” Wouldn’t it be great to end your life one day and feel that you gave until you couldn’t give any more, to feel that you lived your life to the absolute fullest and you affected as many people for the good as it was possible for you to do? I guarantee you that anyone who does, will be blessed beyond measure along the way.

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